Volunteer at CMOSC
*Youth Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
**Volunteers who will be working with children are subject to a background check at Museum's expense.
If you would like to apply in person to volunteer please visit the Children's Museum at 1835 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and ask for Abby Lake.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Opportunity Type: Museum Docent
Date(s): Any Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Time Frame: Any hour increment between the hours of 8:30am and 4pm
Job Description: The primary duties of this role include interacting with guests on the Museum floor, enforcing rules and policies, answering basic questions posed by guests, explaining the science behind exhibits, assisting guests in the art studio, assisting Playologists with programming when needed, and helping to ensure that guests are enjoying their visit to the Museum.
Opportunity type: Summer Student Ambassadors (NEW Teen Volunteering Opportunity!)
Date(s): June 12 - Aug 11, Mon - Fri (2 weeks/summer commitment required)
Time frame: 9 AM - 3 PM (at least 9 AM - 1 PM)
Job Description: Are you a graduating 8th grade student or high school student interested in making a difference this summer? Do you enjoy being creative and working with children? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?
Consider becoming a Summer Student Ambassador at the Children’s Museum this upcoming June through August! The Children’s Museum is looking for responsible, reliable, and energetic teens to be a part of our Summer Wonder Camps which run from June 12th until August 11th. This is a great opportunity for teens to make a difference in their community and mentor young children. See full description, here.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Do you enjoy interacting with children and the general public?
Do you love to engage in imaginative play?
We are always in need of Museum Docents. Volunteers in this role help ensure that our guests have a fun, engaging, and safe visit to the Museum. The primary duties include interacting with guests on the museum floor, enforcing rules and policies, answering basic questions posed by guests, explaining the science behind exhibits, and helping to ensure that guests are enjoying their visit to the Museum.
Special events like Train Day, Time to Wonder, and Snow Days would not be possible without the help of wonderful volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers willing to help with set-up, clean-up, and day-of tasks during all of the special events put on by the Museum.
Volunteers in this role assist our Maintenance Manager and team with exhibit/facility projects on an as-needed basis.
Work Day Projects
Come in as an individual or as a group to assist with large projects such as landscaping, painting, general clean-up, etc. This is a great option for employers looking for a group volunteering opportunity for staff members.
Volunteers in this role assist visitors in Ella’s Art Studio as they use scissors, glue sticks, and other materials to make art pieces. Volunteers will also help replenish supplies, clean the paint wall, and help with general art studio upkeep in order to maintain a clean and inviting space for art creation.
Volunteers in this role have been known to lead families on a nature hunt, build a fort in the WildZone, lead a worm bin exploration, or explain the science behind the water tables and Russian River exhibits. Volunteers in this role also assist with planting and harvesting in our garden beds.
Volunteers in this role assist office staff with administrative tasks such as data entry, filing, stuffing envelopes, and making copies.
Potential Physical Requirements of Volunteers
- Ability to lift at least 30 pounds
- Comfortable being indoors and outdoors for extended periods of time
- Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time
- Ability to bend and kneel easily
- Ability to make eye contact and smile – repeatedly
If you have questions, concerns, or want to get started volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (707) 546-4069 x 109
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County!
If you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com, or call (707) 546-4069 x 109 for more information.
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The first Tuesday of each month is reserved for companies wishing to book group volunteer projects at the Museum for their employees. Tasks can range from general maintenance, to site clean-up, to special events, to helping install exhibits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about upcoming needs at the Museum.